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Cuttings

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:46

A friend....I'm always called upon to do her garden (5 plus acres).....wanted her lovage moved.  It was a massive clump so I simply dug it up, cut it in half and replanted one piece and the other was claimed by someone else.  After 4 years or so iI is again a large clump. However, it was done in the autumn.

I think you can take root divisions even now but I would cut a generous piece from it.  Not sure it is a pot plant though.

Sorry, cannot advise re tree peony.  Not something I grow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:48

Another round of planting.......agastache Tangerine Dreams, a new one for me, planted next to salvia patens, pale blue version. Just one more plant to go in this bed to complete it. Allium purple sensation is currently occupying the space but will move it after flowering.  I think it's how I want it but I'm sure I will change something 

Been lovely day....showers locally but not here......friends in high places.....but windy. 

 

 

Photinia Pink Marble - Pot-grown trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:25

Hiya Mariposa

I would use bigger pots.  Would use john innes...number 3...and prune them back a little to shoots lower down.  

I grow this in the ground......best in the ground.......and prune twice a year.  I prune now and again in late AugustSeptember to keep them bushy. 

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:19

I pot them up for following year.  Dig with nice rootball.  I would not keep,them all...how many do you want?  They seed every year.  I repot as they grow so have 10 or so large plants for this year.  I do not usually keep them for more than one year.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:03

Hiya Scott.  Not as vigorous as some geraniums and "flatter".  Flowers for ages too.  I wouldn't "squeeze" it in though...give it at least 50 cm.  linum perenne goes well with it I think or tulbaghia.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:57

Cool woodland comditions for trilliums I think.  Bit too warm and sunny here but still tempted to grow a couple In the shadiest parts amongst some hellebores.  

Standard Geraniums

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:54

A few miles from me a row of small cottages were covered by pelargoniums.  So to a height of 8' or more and a delightful splash of colour.  This was many years ago ....before "global warming".......but I cannot say for how many years they persisted.  

I experimented with growing pelargoniums as climbers ....the ivy leaf but any vigorous plant would do well as an annual climber in the summer.  Think I got 5' or so.   If protected over winter, down here anyway, and grown against a south facing wall it would be quite a sight.  Might dig out a suitable variety and try again 

lawns

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:47

Bit late to deal with them now I,think but soon you could apply nematodes to control them (chafers, I mean not badgers)

Used to use a lawn grub killer in the autumn but now it is banned but was very effective.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:43

Marmalade and baked beans Woody?  Ha ha 

Hello! First Q. What's eaten my Anemone de Caen ?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 08:41

Hello Onion and welcome 

I have a sneaky feeling it might be voles.....or similar.  Mice?  Perhaps going for the moisture in the stems.  

I had a few tulips like that.  Looked as if someone had called overnight with a pair of secateurs.  I had a spate of such happening a few years ago and caught several small mice.  However, I decided to live and let live.  

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